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Chettinad Pepper Chicken

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Chettinad Pepper Chicken is a truly authentic and traditional dish from the Chettinad region of Tamil Nadu.
Chettinad Pepper Chicken

Chettinad Pepper Chicken is a dish that is native to the Chettinad region in Tamil Nadu, India. It is a popular dish in South India and is served with rice.

The dish has been influenced by the Portuguese traders who arrived in India during the 16th century. The spices used in this dish are mostly bought from the Portuguese traders who had settled down in the region.

It was originally cooked with beef or mutton but chicken became more popular after the arrival of European traders and settlers to India.

Chettinad Pepper Chicken

Chettinad Pepper Chicken
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Chettinad Pepper Chicken Recipe

Chettinad Pepper Chicken is a truly authentic and traditional dish from the Chettinad region of Tamil Nadu.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Chettinad, South Indian, Tamil Nadu

Ingredients for Chettinad Pepper Chicken

  • 450 to 500 g Chicken boneless, skinless, chopped
  • 2 tblsp Oil
  • 1 1/2 tblsp Coriander Seeds
  • 3/4 tsp Fennel Seeds
  • 3/4 tsp Urad Dal soaked, drained
  • few Curry Leaves
  • 1 Bay Leaves
  • 1 Cloves
  • 1/2 inch Cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 tsp Cardamom Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp Garlic Paste
  • 1 Onion medium, finely chopped or minced
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp Ginger Paste
  • 2 Tomatoes small, finely chopped
  • as per taste Salt
  • 3 tsp Black Pepper Powder
  • handful Coriander Leaves chopped

How to make Chettinad Pepper Chicken

  • Heat oil in a pan over medium flame.
  • Add the fennel seeds, urad dal, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, bay leaves and cinnamon for a minute or two.
  • Add the turmeric powder, cardamom powder, ginger garlic paste and onions.
  • Saute for 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes and cook for another 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Add the chopped chicken pieces and pour 1/4 to 1/2 cup of water.
  • Bring to a boil and reduce flame to low.
  • Cover the pan with a lid and cook for 20 minutes or until the chicken is cooked.
  • Remove the lid and increase the flame to medium.
  • Add pepper powder and cook until slightly thickened.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and remove from flame.
  • Serve hot with cooked rice.

 

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